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Welcome to THE PICKUP LINE—  our weekly newsletter that keeps busy moms in the loop with a mix of news, entertainment, parenting, life hacks, tech tips and recipes. This roundup is rolled up into a single email that will land in your inbox on Thursday afternoons— connecting you with grown-up topics and keeping you in the know while you're running around doing your mom thing.

 

Our "past lives" We're three moms using our "past lives" in the news and media business to create this information resource for today's smart, busy moms. In between playdates, PTO meetings and grocery shopping, we get to do what we love to help you all stay connected. You can read more about us in this feature in NJ Family, here.

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        Left to right: Patti, Beth, Heather

A special thank you to Jennifer Lavelle Photography for making us look good!  Also, read more about us in our NJ Family feature, here.

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Beth Pagano Kneebone worked in the magazine publishing business for 15+ years, heading up marketing and promotion departments at numerous magazines including Glamour, Mademoiselle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Fitness and More. She is co-founder of The Pickup Line — a national, daily newsletter for busy moms. She and her husband reside in New Jersey where they’re raising their tween and teen-aged daughters, Grace and Emma -- along with, Tucker and Sullie their retrievers.

Patti Smith Barrett is a former broadcast journalist who spent nearly 15 years in the business and earned her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was part of the FOX News and MSNBC launch teams before jumping on camera as a reporter and anchor. Patti is co-founder of The Pickup Line — a national, daily newsletter for busy moms. She and her husband reside in New Jersey where they’re raising their four kids ranging in age from 6 to 16.

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Heather Powers McBride worked in news for twelve years — starting as a production assistant in the same newsroom as Patti! After graduating from Columbia  journalism school, she worked at a few small TV stations as a reporter and anchor, finally landing at News 12 The Bronx/ Brooklyn. After leaving News 12, Heather started teaching journalism at a local college. She joined The Pickup Line as a partner in 2018. Heather lives in New Jersey with her husband and  four children ages 8-17, plus -- her cat, dog and bunny.